Jim Anthony

CEO & Founder

Jim serves as CEO for APG in Raleigh, North Carolina. Jim’s responsibilities include: company vision and strategy, business development, resident guitarist, and community engagement.

Prior to founding Anthony & Co. in 1987, Jim served as a broker with Grubb & Ellis Company in Los Angeles, California, from 1979 to 1983, winning the Rookie of the Year Award in 1980. In 1983, Jim moved to Raleigh to be Leasing and Management Director for NAI Carolantic Realty. In 1998 he acquired Allenton Commercial in Durham, NC and merged it into Anthony & Co.  In 2010 Anthony & Co. joined Colliers, then exiting to independence in 2020 as APG.

Jim has one of the most diverse and distinguished commercial real estate track records in the Southeastern, US. For over 35 years he has worked with nearly every property type in ten states. His expertise is highly sought after by institutions, businesses, investors, developers and government.  Armed with a guitar, Jim is one of the most entertaining public speakers in the real estate business.


There are now 25 hours in a day. How do you spend your extra hour?
Playing Guitar & Singing


  • 2023, Doing Good at Work Pioneer Award
  • Q3 2021, CoStar Power Broker Award – Student Housing
  • 2021, TBJ Philanthropy Award
  • 2020, Doing Good at Work Pioneer Award
  • 2019. TBJ Philanthropy Award
  • 2017, TBJ Philanthropy Award
  • 2016, Jobs for Life Legacy Award
  • 2016, TCAR Million Dollar Sales Club
  • 2015, CoStar Power Broker Award
  • 2012, Business Leader Media Business Leader of the Year
  • 2011, Business Leader Media Top 300 Small Businesses of the South
  • 2009, Business Leader Media Top 100 Small Businesses
  • 2009, TBJ Fast 50
  • 2008, CoStar Power Broker Award
  • 2001, Carolinas SIOR Largest Single Transaction – Office
  • 2000, TCAR Realtor of the Year
  • 1998, Raleigh Chamber Pinnacle Business Award
  • Raleigh Chamber GRECA Award for Entrepreneurial Company of the Year

or Memberships

  • Triangle Commercial Association Realtors
  • Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR)

Community Involvement

  • Guest Lecturer, Duke University, Fuqua School of Business
  • Guest Lecturer, UNC, Kenan Flagler School of Business
  • 1983-Present Member Triangle Commercial Association of REALTORS, President 1988, Board Member 1985 – 1989
  • Wachovia Bank, Central Region Board of Advisors
  • Wells Fargo Bank of NC, Central Region Board of Advisors
  • Conference Table of the Raleigh Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Salvation Army Board of Advisors
  • Wake County Board of Economic Development
  • Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, Chairman Developer Relations Task Force
  • Jobs for Life, Founding Partner
  • Rex Hospital Foundation, Director
  • NC Museum of Natural Sciences Society, Director
  • Raleigh Regional Board of Realtors, Director
  • Society of Industrial & Office REALTORS, member since 1988
  • SIOR Ethics Committee (National)
  • Triangle Area Office Building Association, Director


  • Duke University BA
  • University of Southern California MBA
  • Numerous Management Negotiation, Finance & Environmental Courses
  • Triangle Commercial Association Realtors
  • Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR)